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Grateful Dead Live at Ventura County Fairgrounds on 1983-07-31

Set 1
Jack Straw
Friend Of The Devil
Me And My Uncle ->
Mexicali Blues
West L.A.Fadeaway
Little Red Rooster
Tennessee Jed ->
Looks Like Rain ->

Set 2
Hell In A Bucket ->
Space ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On TheMountain ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
WharfRat ->
Throwing Stones ->
Not Fade Away

Touch Of Grey ->
One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Ventura County Fairgrounds
Location Ventura, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cass -> Dat -> CD
Lineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
Taped by Disks provided by Paul Scotton
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
(FOB) Sony ECM200T -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD supplies:
Fire On The Mountain (0:29 - 0:50)
Drums (6:19 - 6:26)
Throwing Stones (0:01 - 0:17)
Touch Of Grey (last 4 seconds)
One More Saturday Night (complete song)

-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Can not confirm SBD lineage 100% accurate
-- Sound changes after each tape flip
-- Bass boosted on patch source
-- Source discs were havily EQ'd, I tried to fix it


Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - November 12, 2014
Subject: Finally a soundboard again!
Been a few shows since a soundboard showed up. Last one was 5-13 Greek Theater. All audience recordings up till now. Good to have the crisp sound back.
Reviewer: mickyrat - - July 31, 2013
Subject: Bucket!
Never heard that intro. Was I lacking>
Reviewer: BIG_R - - April 10, 2010
Subject: 7-31-83
Excellent both in performance and sound quality. I don't usually comment on individual songs because it's so subjective. Having said that you just have to check out Fire on the Mountain it's incredible.
Reviewer: jackstraw86 - - April 28, 2009
Subject: Gotta go with the SBD
What a great show and a great weekend. The city of Ventura STILL wasn't ready for us even after showing them what we were about the previous year.
Sheets of Doves were prolific and they were really good & clean. We put 25 in a clear canteen and that kept us and everybody around us nice and happy the whole show.
I generally prefer AUDs or MTXs but the wind is so loud in AUD recordings you've got to go with the SBD. And this is a really crispy one too.
Jerry starts out a little low in the mix but by the time Jack Straw is over the sound is "just exactly perfect". Vocals and instruments are super-clear!
Oh, and that Fire on the Mountian the previous reviewer was talking about was in 1985 when they opened with OMSN -> Fire. No fire in the hills in 1983.
Reviewer: misschainz - - August 15, 2008
Subject: WOW WOW WOW
IREMEMBER THIS SHOW VENTURA WHAT A BLAST TOO BAS THE LOCALS DIDNT THINK SO HAHAHAHA .I remember during fire on the mountain there was an actual fire blazing in the hills of santa barbra that u could see ,,and no it was not the paper i ate either.
Great sound on this
Reviewer: scum beat - - July 8, 2008
Subject: dead on the beach
this was always a great venue -- what a dust bowl. And right on the beach. They always played well here, lots of spirit. This 1983 show will get you riled up.
Reviewer: rick e. - - April 5, 2008
Subject: 7-31-83
I had this sbd back in the 80's and it was one of my favorite versions of Fire On A Mountain.The aud doesn't do it justice because of all the wind.
Some shows ,that at the time seemed to weak make good sbd's ,and some good shows ,the sbd's show all the flaws.When they played 2-14-68 they thought it sucked ,but later they realized it was great.
Reviewer: Cnick - - January 25, 2008
Subject: Great Show
This is a great show and a great recording. The jams are good, great turns, and the recording so crystalline you can hear all the little tweaks during songs like LLR.
Reviewer: phishin_the_seven_seas - - January 25, 2008
Subject: gd
this up-tempo me & my uncle rocks!!! one of the bests ive heard. i wish a downloadable version on this show would surface
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Source: Master Audience Recorded By Mr. Darby; AKG451EB/CK1's (DIN/DFC/First 1/4 Of OTS/9 Feet High)> Whirlwind Phantoms>Teac DA-P20 @ 16/48; Transfer Information:Sony R500>Tascam HD-P2 @ 16/48> Amadeus Pro (Tracking/Fades/FLAC8); Tracks Renamed/Dithered/Flacked With Korg Aqua To 16/44 By Keo; SBE's Checked/Fixed With Trader's Little Helper; Metadata Tagging With Tag&Rename
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Source: Sennheiser 4xx's > Marantz PMDxxx > MC.
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Source: Taper: Danny Thompson; Editing: Joe D'Amico; Akg C460B > Preamp Ck61 Uls > Uher Cr240; Master Tapes > Nak Dragon > Korg Mr-1000 > Adobe Audition CS6 > Traders Little Helper; Recorded Front Row Dead Center Right Behind Soundboard (note: this source was originally seeded with a corrupt track 305 represented by the alt-md5 checksum; a fixed version now circulates)
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Source: Source: Nakamichi CM-100 mics w/ CP-4 Shotgun Caps > Sony D-5 (Maxell MX-S analog cassette tapes) - Front Row OTS;
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Source: AUD: 2x Beyer M-88 > Sony TC-D5, set up on rail of the mezzanine.
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Source: Schoeps CMC34 (ORTF Cardiod) -> Oade Mic Preamp -> Monster M1000 Jumper -> Panasonic sv255.
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Source: Nakamichi CM-300 x2 > Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/Maxell UDII C-90) Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) > Korg MR-1000 (1-bit/5.6MHz) > Audiogate (1-bit/5.6MHz > 24-bit/96KHz) > Soundforge 9.0 (edits) > flac24
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Source: (FOB) Nakamichi CM-300 (CP-1) x2 > Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/Maxell UDXLII C-90)
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Source: Neuman KM 140's>DAT(48kHz)
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Source: OTS AUD: Nakamichi CM300/CP4 shotguns > patched thru one D5 > Sony TC-D5M > Sony ES-Metal 90's, with no Dolby.